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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Mike contends he never wanted any harm to come to whom?
2. Who drags Paul from his damaged vehicle?
3. When forced to tell Allison how he knows her, what does Wili say?
4. What does Paul think will happen to the bobbles in the coming years?
5. What do Paul and Wili plan to do to the Authority's embobbling machine?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Avery, the leader of the Authority in its base of power, the west coast of the United States, begins the novel as a suspicious but effective leader. As events progress, he slowly looses his grasp on sanity, and it becomes clear he has allowed his obsessions to get the better of him.
1) Discuss Avery as a character and a leader. What are his most important defining traits, what makes him an effective leader, and how did he come to a position of power within the Authority?
2) Describe the obsessions that plague Avery and how he struggles with them. Cite examples of Avery either overcoming or being defeated by these obsessions and describe how these events affect his psyche.
3) Explain Avery's final descent into madness, its causes, and its effects on the final conflict with the Tinkers.
Essay Topic 2
Della is a skilled operative and military leader for the Authority and initially appears willing to do anything to carry out her mission to capture Paul Hoehler. However, her sentiments change and more details about her personality are revealed; she eventually betrays the Authority in stop project Renaissance.
1) Describe Della's position within the Authority and make an assessment of her capabilities and loyalties.
2) Explain how Della uses Mike, and speculate as to whether or not Mike's morals affect her.
3) Discuss Della's progression as a character, particularly her distaste for killing, and her decision to betray the Authority. What are her reasons for this drastic action?
Essay Topic 3
The final chapters of the book center around the final conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority. After Paul and the others are discovered, a large battle ensues, raging in the area around the Authority enclave for multiple days.
1) Briefly explain the events leading up to the final conflict between the Tinkers and the Authority and the reasons both sides have for engaging in the conflict.
2) Discuss the major advantages both sides bring to the battle, including factors such as intelligence, planning, numbers, and technology.
3) Describe the course of the battle, including its major events and resolution.
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